In preparation for Spring, it is a good idea to make sure your equipment is calibrated and in good working condition. This article discusses a quick and easy method for calibrating a hand-powered, backpack sprayer. Calibration is important so ... READ MORE
Why Submit a Sample?
In this age of modern technology and web based diagnostic platforms, it is becoming much easier for producers and other professionals in plant production to find answers to questions about their growing operations. Although ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Pesticide Licensing and Training in Alachua County
In order to apply restricted use pesticides in the state of Florida, one must obtain and maintain a pesticide applicator's license. Regulation of these licenses is the responsibility of ... READ MORE
Florida's Natural Melody
Have you ever gone paddling on a local spring run or river and sat silently listening to the wind, bird songs, rustling leaves, or lapping sounds of water along the bank-especially in the early morning? These sounds ... READ MORE
Our environment provides numerous benefits that are vital to our health and economic livelihood. These environmental benefits are called ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are classified into four major categories: regulating, ... READ MORE
This morning I drank coffee and ate a giant bowl of oatmeal with blueberries and honey. Afterward, my family and I decided to go hiking. I put on my wool socks and filled up our reusable water bottles with water. My morning was ... READ MORE
A Continued Series
If you are currently eating breakfast or enjoying a nice cup of coffee or tea-thank a pollinator. While you are outside today, enjoying the fresh air and shade-thank a tree. These are a couple examples of the nearly innumerable ... READ MORE
Beyond the Air We Breathe: Our Ecosystem Services
Take a deep breath and feel the air fill your lungs. How often do you think about the air you breathe? It is common knowledge plants provide the oxygen we breathe through their photosynthesis ... READ MORE
For the second year, basic survival skills were taught at the beautiful Poe Springs County Park. Students discussed treating hypothermia, heat exhaustion/stroke, cuts, burns, venomous snake bites and broken bones. The students also got to ... READ MORE